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AIBU to think they shouldn't put raisins in curry sauce?!

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Islacornx Wed 20-Sep-17 17:00:55

Is this a thing?! And if so WHY WHY WHY
Just got some chips and curry from a chip shop while down the beach and there's SO many lumps of what looks like raisins?! If they're not raisins what are they?

Think I'll be sticking with Chinese or Indian curry sauce from now on envy

upperlimit Wed 20-Sep-17 17:03:27

Raisins, you say?

Did you check the hygiene rating first? <vom>

Twistmeandturnme Wed 20-Sep-17 17:03:34

In the 70s all curry sauce available away from an Indian restaurant had raisins in. I know not why.
Fruit in curry is still a thing though. Our local takeaway does one with banana in !

NachoAddict Wed 20-Sep-17 17:04:44

YANBU - Rasisns are gross.

I worked in a chip shop as a teen and we haf two curry sauces, one with rasins and one without that was hotter.

Whinesalot Wed 20-Sep-17 17:04:48

I like it but I must admit it seems to have disappeared over the years. Haven't had any for a long time.

Fekko Wed 20-Sep-17 17:04:53


MummytoCSJH Wed 20-Sep-17 17:05:28

From a chip shop I wouldn't expect it, no. But I do like curries with raisins in, mine always have had, even a lot of micro ones do. They're nice!!

MummytoCSJH Wed 20-Sep-17 17:05:31

From a chip shop I wouldn't expect it, no. But I do like curries with raisins in, mine always have had, even a lot of micro ones do. They're nice!!

MyfatheristheKing Wed 20-Sep-17 17:05:46

Lol they used to do this for school dinners when I was there smile (I'm late 20s)

SexLubeAndAFishSlice Wed 20-Sep-17 17:06:17

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Islacornx Wed 20-Sep-17 17:06:26

Twist BANANA IN A CURRY?! shock

JustMeeAgain Wed 20-Sep-17 17:06:53

I love curry sauce with raisins. My mum used to make it when we were younger. The cheap supermarket own brand sauce has raisins in and I use several jars a month grin

MargotLovedTom1 Wed 20-Sep-17 17:07:22

I love an old fashioned, yellow, British chicken curry with sultanas in.

ShowOfHands Wed 20-Sep-17 17:07:38

Oh I love it with raisins.

UterusUterusGhali Wed 20-Sep-17 17:08:03

I would expect it in chip shop curry sauce. It's the only time I'd tollerate it tbh.

My dad still thinks it's tres exotic to put fruit in a curry.

HurtyTeeth Wed 20-Sep-17 17:08:16

Fruit in savoury foods can be quite weird.
The only dish I tolerate and enjoy it having fruit in is a nice tagine and cous cous - apricots and pomegranate respectively.

HurtyTeeth Wed 20-Sep-17 17:09:02

Coronation chicken has raisens in doesn't it?

SheSaidHeSaid Wed 20-Sep-17 17:09:29


I had banana in a curry last week.

Raisins are a serious no no for me.

EmilyAlice Wed 20-Sep-17 17:09:29

They are in lots of Madhur Jaffrey recipes. I certainly use sultanas in the creamy, almondy sauces.

Ameliablue Wed 20-Sep-17 17:09:38

Apple and mango belong in curry, raisins do not.

TiesThatBindMe Wed 20-Sep-17 17:10:40

I actually watched some random tv programme about a month ago where the guy was in India and they put some similar dried fruit in.

MaxPepsi Wed 20-Sep-17 17:13:16

Surely they are sultanas not raisins??

HUGE difference.

Nice in some curries, better in a nice peshwari naan!

Fekko Wed 20-Sep-17 17:15:49

I never know the difference. Currants and mean little eyeballs though. Yuk.

Bluntness100 Wed 20-Sep-17 17:16:05

No im with you. I bought some coronation chicken sandwich filoing the other day and it had raisins in, eugh,,,

weebarra Wed 20-Sep-17 17:16:13

I have a thing about fruit in savoury food. I think it harks back to the '80's when my mum made a homepride curry sauce with added sultanas. Love coronation chicken but not fruit in it.

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